Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Can't Overcome Cold Shooting Night Against Queens


CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens, ranked 19th in NCAA II, used a strong second half to put away visiting Catawba 77-59 in South Atlantic Conference men’s basketball action on Wednesday night at Curry Arena. The Royals improve to 5-2 overall and 4-1 in the SAC, while the Catawba Indians fall to 2-4 and 2-4.

Despite poor shooting, Catawba led much of the first half. The Indians could can only 29%, but Queens struggled as well, canning only 33%. Larry McLeod scored four quick points and Queens didn’t find the scoreboard for the first four minutes. The Royals took their first lead midway through the half then scored the final seven points before the break to go up 30-26.

A three-pointer by Marcus Burwell, who led Catawba with 19 points put the Indians up 33-32 early in the second half before the Royals went on an 11-0 run to grab a double-digit lead. Queens kept around that 10-point margin until the final minutes when they pushed out to its final margin.

Terrence Whitfield joined Burwell in double figures for Catawba with 10. McLeod finished with eight points and seven rebounds. Caleb Robinson added seven points and nine boards off the bench.

Kenny Dye tossed in 18 to pace Queens. Kelyn Pennie hit four three-pointers and collected 14 points with AJ McKee scoring a dozen. Gavin Raines pulled down 11 rebounds.

Queens heated up and hit on 52% of its shots in the second half. Catawba stayed cold, making just over 30% and shot 29.6% for the game. The battled on the boards was even with Queens committing eight fewer turnovers and hitting nine three-pointers to just three for the Indians.

Catawba is scheduled to host Tusculum on Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.

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«January 2021»
January 2

Basketball (W) @ Lenoir-Rhyne 60-55

January 6

Basketball (M) @ Queens 59-77

January 9

Basketball (M) TUSCULUM 72-74

January 13

Basketball (W) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Carson-Newman, ppd. 5:30 p.m.

January 15

Swimming Women @ Wingate w/LR & UNCP 4th

January 16

Basketball (M) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Newberry, ppd. 2 p.m.

Swimming Men @ Lenoir-Rhyne w/Wingate 3rd

January 23

Swimming CHOWAN 1 p.m.

Basketball (W) @ Lincoln Memorial 2 p.m.

January 25

Basketball (W) TUSCULUM 5:30 p.m.

January 27

Basketball (W) @ Limestone 5:30 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Limestone, ppd. 8 p.m.

January 30

Softball @ Augusta noon

Basketball (W) MARS HILL 2 p.m.

Softball @ Augusta 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) MARS HILL 4:30 p.m.


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